From 05-07 October 2007 the United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and the Mekong Delta Development Research Institute (MDI), Can Tho University, organised and hosted an “Expert Meeting on Vulnerability, Climate Change Risk and Adaptation” in Can Tho. The objective of the meeting was to jointly discuss questions regarding the identification and assessment of vulnerabilities to water-related hazards and climate change risks as well as to discuss and evaluate different options to promote adaptation measures in Can Tho City (urban and peri-urban profile) and Tra Vinh (coastal, rural profile). For this reason, officers of the relevant planning institutes at province and district level participated. In addition, representatives from other national and international organisations as well as key experts from the scientific community were invited.
Questions that were discussed during the meeting were among others:
The workshop provided the opportunity to exchange respective concepts and to discuss with practitioners the options and limitations of adaptation strategies in urban and rural areas.
The workhop's programme in Can Tho can be downloaded as pdf here.